"Corona" Is Latin for Crown. Under a microscope, these viruses look like a crown with spikes ending in little blobs.
It's a word you might have heard a lot these days at school, online or on T. V. This coronavirus is a newly discovered virus. It causes a disease called COVID - 19.
Firstly coronavirus has been confirmed in China and after that in some parts of the world; it has made lots of people sick.
There are some things you can do to protect yourself, family and friends from getting sick.
A lot of people wearing face masks, that don't mean they have coronavirus. They are trying not to get sick. Or they may be sick with some other illness. It's very important to remember that this kind of virus can affect anybody. It doesn't matter where you come from or what country your parents are from. Just because someone looks different or talks differently don't mean that they are at a higher risk of getting the coronavirus or spreading it.
There are a lot of helpers out there who are working to protect you, it is not your jot to worry. But seriously, though... Please wash your hands!!